fingerprint sensors

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

FPC’s Biometric Payment Card Tech Gets Approval from Chinese Testing Authority

Fingerprint Cards has achieved an important milestone in its ongoing efforts to pave the way for global adoption of biometric payment card technology. The company’s T-Shape fingerprint sensor module and its FPC-BEP biometric software platform have both passed accuracy and security tests conducted by China’s Bank Card Test Center, or BCTC. BCTC is an independent…

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

FPC Places Fingerprint Sensor in Samsung and ASUS Chromebooks

Fingerprint Cards has placed its FPC1145 fingerprint sensor in a pair of new premium Chromebooks. Specifically, the sensor has been integrated into the Galaxy Chromebook from Samsung and the Flip C436 Chromebook from ASUS. Both Chromebooks made their debut at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas. In both cases, the FPC1145 sensor will provide…

Kwikset Biometric Lock Can Register 100 Fingerprints

Kwikset Biometric Lock Can Register 100 Fingerprints

With this year’s Consumer Electronics Show now underway in Las Vegas, another smart lock contender has entered the ring. Kwikset has announced a new offering in its line of wifi-enabled Smart Locks, the Halo Touch. This device is differentiated from its other smart lock offerings through its use of biometric authentication, with the Halo Touch…

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

NatWest Announces Trial of Biometric Key Fob for Contactless Payments

UK bank NatWest announced last week that it is beginning a trial, which will involve 250 customers and last for 3 months, of a biometric-enabled key fob that uses an individual’s fingerprint to make contactless payments. “After the successful pilot of our biometric debit card we are looking at how we can further develop the…

Goodix In-Display Sensor Tech Featured in 5G OnePlus Phone

Goodix In-Display Sensor Tech Featured in 5G OnePlus Phone

One of the first smartphones to take advantage of T-Mobile’s 5G network is now hitting the market, and it features an in-display fingerprint sensor from Goodix. The device in question is the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren Edition, which is one of only two smartphones that are currently compatible with T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network, the…

Commercially Launched Biometric Payment Card Features FPC, Thales Tech

Commercially Launched Biometric Payment Card Features FPC, Thales Tech

“Like other emerging biometric payment cards, the Cornèrcard Biometric Gold Visa supports contactless payments and is designed to harvest energy from payment terminals.” Switzerland has become the site of one of the very first commercial launches of a biometric payment card. It’s a significant development, though it is on a small scale. Cornèrcard has launched…

FPC Targets Foldable Phones with New Biometric Sensor

FPC Targets Foldable Phones with New Biometric Sensor

Fingerprint Cards has released a new side-mounted capacitive touch sensor built specifically for mobile devices. The FPC1540 boasts a slim design that can be integrated into a range of different form factors, including foldable and borderless smartphone models. “As smartphone design diversifies, biometrics are becoming an enabler for innovation and differentiation,” said Fingerprint Cards Mobile…

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe Streamlines Operations to Capitalize on Partnership with IDEMIA

Zwipe has announced that it will be streamlining its operations with a plan that is expected to save the company as much as NOK 40 million (around $4.38 million) every year. The program has already been approved by Zwipe’s Board of Directors, and will be fully executed before the end of November 2019. Any related…

Biometric Smart Cards Month: A Timeline of Major Developments

Biometric Smart Cards Month: A Timeline of Major Developments

Mobile ID World kicked off Biometric Smart Cards Month with an overview of how intertwining trends in the access control, payments, and mobile biometrics sectors helped to catalyze the emergence of biometric smart card technology. Our second feature went on to offer a primer on the key technological hurdles that were overcome to realize the…

1Password Adds Support for Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

1Password Adds Support for Face Unlock on the Pixel 4

1Password, the popular password management app for iOS and Android, is now able to support the new Face Unlock feature on Google’s Pixel 4. After updating their 1Password app to the latest version (7.3.2) users’ can now use Face Unlock to access various apps and services for a biometric security approach. Previous versions of the…

IDEX Provides Biometric Sensors for Quest Smart Cards

IDEX Provides Biometric Sensors for Quest Smart Cards

IDEX Biometrics will be providing the fingerprint sensors for new biometric smart cards from Quest Payment Systems. Quest is an Australian provider of payment technology solutions, and will integrate IDEX’s design inlay and dual-interface fingerprint sensor into smart cards destined for the Asian and Australian markets.  “We are excited to be working with IDEX Biometrics…

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Galaxy A50 Receives Another Software Update for Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung has released another software update for its mid-range Galaxy A50 smartphone. The update is intended to improve the performance of the phone’s optical in-display fingerprint sensor, with Samsung advising users to delete and re-register their fingerprint information after completing the update. The update is only available to Galaxy A50 owners in Europe. However, this…

FPC Sensors Now Used in 400 Smartphone Models

FPC Sensors Now Used in 400 Smartphone Models

Even as it continues to expand beyond fingerprint biometrics, Sweden-based Fingerprint Cards is celebrating a major milestone in its smartphone fingerprint sensor business. The company has announced that its sensors are now being used in 400 different smartphone models. In a statement, Fingerprint Cards’ mobile business VP Ted Hansson gestured to the company’s status as…

Boon Edam to Debut Biometric Turnstiles at ISC East

Boon Edam to Debut Biometric Turnstiles at ISC East

Boon Edam Inc., a Dutch manufacturer of security entrances and revolving doors, announced it will be demonstrating a range of biometrically integrated optical turnstiles at International Security Conference (ISC) East 2019 in New York City later this month. Boon Edam is the official turnstile sponsor for ISC East for the 12th year in a row,…

Samsung Releases Rugged Galaxy XCover FieldPro Smartphone

Samsung Releases Rugged Galaxy XCover FieldPro Smartphone

Samsung has released a rugged version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone. Dubbed the Galaxy XCover FieldPro, the new phone offers Push-to-Talk functionality that will make it easier for law enforcement officers and other professionals to stay in touch while in the field. Depending on the demands of the job, the phone can be configured to…

Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook, Microsoft Release New Line of Secure PCs

Dynabook Americas Inc. and Microsoft have partnered to release a lineup of Windows 10 Secured-core laptops that feature the latest in multimodal biometric security. The Portégé X30, Tecra X40 and Tecra X50 feature next-level hardware and software identity protection, and are among the first devices that meet the Windows Secured-core PCs requirements. “We are pleased to see the…

Galaxy S10 Software Update will Address Fingerprint Security Issue

Galaxy S10 Software Update will Address Fingerprint Security Issue

Samsung is still struggling with the in-display fingerprint sensor on its Galaxy S10 smartphone. The company has announced that it will be rolling out a software patch to address the latest issue, which allows unregistered users to unlock the phone just as easily as the owner. The bug was first reported by a British user…

IDEX Prepares for Production of Biometric Access Cards for Major Deal

IDEX Prepares for Production of Biometric Access Cards for Major Deal

“Its biometric technology will be leveraged in a biometric access control security solution, and to that end, IDEX is delivering its sensors ‘to one of the world’s largest electronics manufacturing service companies in order to qualify their manufacturing process,’” IDEX Biometrics is gearing up for the fulfillment of a multi-year, multi-million dollar order for its…

iOS 13 Bug Makes In-App Authentication Disappear on iPhones with Touch ID

iOS 13 Bug Makes In-App Authentication Disappear on iPhones with Touch ID

Some iPhone users have been having trouble logging into their various apps since the rollout of iOS 13. The in-app authentication request for bank accounts, password managers, and other apps simply won’t appear on phones that have been affected, seemingly barring users who are unable to perform the Touch ID or Face ID login needed…

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